Budget 2022 Commentary and Analysis. May 19, 2022. There are
At Alert Level 3, Step 2 centres are permitted to double bubbles from 10 to 20 children. But before doing so, centres must undertake a
The ECE Safety Checklist – A Daily Hazard and Safety Checklist for Every ECE Service. Checklist items include regulation requirements and reflect learnings from tragic incidents that have happened in ECE. How to Use the Checklist This checklist is to […]
Management of Sun Protection. Responsibilities to Staff and Staff Responsibilities to Themselves. Staff must practise recommended sun protection behaviours for their health and wellbeing too. Tell staff that they are never too old, and it’s never too late, to begin […]
Immunisation register. This article covers requirements for proof of immunisation pertaining to vaccinations needed for staff and children. It includes topics of how to keep children safe, record keeping and the ECE service’s responsibility regarding privacy. Child immunisation register The […]
Children Screaming Noise Levels. What did you say? I can’t hear you. I’m cuddling a circular saw! By James Lochead-Macmillan. Most research into screaming children focuses on the production of the stress hormone Cortisol. What is significantly less reported is how […]
HIV / AIDS Children and Adults At Early Childhood Services. In May 2012, a Northland Childcare Centre was publicly slammed when it decided to send home an HIV-positive child. The centre was criticised by the AIDS Foundation and the story […]
ECE Centre Temporary Relocation. A major earthquake, a fire, or other unplanned event such as gas leak, may mean your early childhood centre building cannot be used. Parents will continue to need childcare, and you want to continue business but […]
This is an easy to read summary and early childhood friendly perspective on the Health and Safety at Work Act. It also points to specific implications for centres, home-based and franchised ECE operations of the new H&S Act. Expectations This […]
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